How We Improved ProWritingAid in 2021

It’s been a big year for us here at ProWritingAid. We’ve been busy creating more tools, suggestions, events, and resources to help you become the writer you always have been meant to be.

Anyone can learn how to be a writer – and that doesn’t mean you have to write a novel. Whether you write customer service emails, blog posts, articles, business documents, emails, tweets, or fiction, your writing matters.

That’s why we worked hard this year in four main areas:

  1. Make it easier to use ProWritingAid
  2. Enable writers to edit together
  3. Help you learn while editing
  4. Bring writing communities together

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How did we improve ProWritingAid in 2021?

Our corporate vision at ProWritingAid is what gets us all out of bed in the morning.

ProWritingAid’s vision: Empowering people to share ideas, stories and knowledge by inspiring, educating, and helping them express themselves.

We believe that everyone has something to say, and a right to say it well, and we are constantly working to build and improve our software and resources to better serve the needs of our writers.

Here are all the ways we’ve worked to bring our company’s vision to life this year.

Goal 1: Make ProWritingAid easier to use

This year, we’ve added and improved features that simplify the way you edit with ProWritingAid by giving you the information you need when you need it.

We have made more selection Document types, At present target tracking, And Suggestion filter To help you simplify, speed up and direct your editing process – whatever you write.

Stay focused by selecting your document type

You don’t have the same goals when you send an informal email in exchange for writing a chapter for your fiction.

We have provided document types to help you customize ProWritingAid suggestions for your purpose. This year, we added a large number of document types and made them easier to find.

Document type interface in prowritingaid

Now, before you start writing, you can set the specific document type to see what reporting goals are most important to it for you reader.

Here are a few of the document types you can set:

  • non-fiction
  • academic article
  • Self help book
  • business case
  • suspense novel
  • Email (General + Sales)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • romance novel
  • Children’s book
  • web article
  • More than 30 others

You can adjust the document type in the settings, or in the drop-down menu in the Objectives and Improvements sidebar:

Document type dropdown in sidebar

Track your progress in real time in the goals sidebar

ProWritingAid helps you see the bigger picture of your writing And Zoom in on details.

This year, we’ve made it easier for you to move between the Goals and Improvements panels so you can monitor your progress more broadly as you fix your sentences.

ProWritingAid goal boards with an info box explaining the goal

It can be hard to know where to start improving your writing. When you select your document type, you’ll see personalized goals so you can see where to focus and how you’re progressing.

Simplify your editing by filtering suggestions types

You can filter the suggestions in the real-time report to exclude areas where you’re not ready to work yet. Simply click the filter icon, then uncheck the box next to the suggestion type to stop seeing them.

ProWritingAid real-time reporting filtering system

This is especially useful in academic writing where you will be using the passive voice frequently and in fiction writing where you can use some unusual spellings.

Objective 2: To enable writers to edit together

People often think of writers as loners, but you probably don’t always write on your own.

Whether it’s with team members, clients, editors, beta readers, or your writing companions, you probably need to share your writing with someone before you get to your final draft.

We make this easier by commenting, right at ProWritingAid.

Get quick feedback from other writers using comments inside the editor

Need some advice on your drafting? Waiting for some background information for a paragraph?

People you invite to your document can now add, edit, reply to, and resolve comments in your ProWritingAid document. You can also tag other users with an extension @ To let them know where you need their attention.

Commenting on ProWritingAid

With Commenting, you can get the feedback you need from your team in one place without having to use multiple software.

Goal 3: Help you learn while writing

Learn more about writing style and grammar

We all have those words that we can’t understand correctly – like influence and influence, or learn and learn. We’ve created hundreds of articles this year to help you tackle word choices, key writing techniques, and tricky grammar rules so that the right answer isn’t too far away.

You’ll find our articles in the ProWritingAid tool when you need a reminder, in our grammar guide, and right here on our blog.

Comprehensive language suggestions

Effective writing uses inclusive language so that all audiences receive appropriate appreciation and attention.

comprehensive example of language

We added to our comprehensive language suggestions feature this year, with new suggestions covering LGBTQ+ and disability diversity.

Secrets of Writing Romance E-Book

What makes a great love story? Find out in this e-book!

Secrets of writing an ebook page romnce

Romance writing secrets It is the latest title in our collection. Our library of writing resources contains titles for everything from copywriting to business writing to a complete guide to writing your novel.

Our library of writing resources is freely available to ProWritingAid Premium users.

Goal 4: Build your own writing community

We write to communicate our ideas and stories with others. The writers in the ProWritingAid community are some of the most passionate creators we’ve met, so we’ve tried to find ways to help you come together this year.

ProWritingAid Academy

Writing is better with accountability and support. This year, we created the ProWritingAid Academy to deliver just that.

The challenge of the prowritingaid academy

ProWritingAid Academy is a course platform with 10+ on-demand writing courses, plus monthly writing challenges that help you advance your skills day in and day out. We wanted to create a place where writers could connect with each other, learn from experts, and make real progress toward their writing goals.

Thank you to everyone who joined the ProWritingAid Academy community this year. Learn more about the academy here.

ProWritingAid Presents: Writer Weeks

In 2021, we hosted three week-long events for fantasy, crime, and romance writers. This started as a crazy dream we had to gather writers from all over the world to learn, explore their genre, and meet like-minded storytellers.

Fantasy week reactions

A year later, over 2,000 of you have joined us in over 50 live sessions. We’ve learned how to add wonder to our fairy tales, heard how to create authenticity in our crime novels from a real police inspector, and fell in love with writing romance during the living author’s Q&A.

We definitely have the bug, so stay tuned for more action in 2022.

Connect with other writers in our Facebook communities

Facebook Writer Communities for ProWritingAid

In addition to live events, we’ve also created three new online writing communities for fantasy, romance, and crime authors only. Members can ask questions, share book recommendations, find support when they need it, and receive exclusive content. Join us!

Live NaNoWriMo writings

Never heard of NaNoWriMo? It’s the challenge for people who often say “I’ve always wanted to write a book someday”.

During National Novel Writing Month, we hosted over 10 direct messages where members of our community wrote together for 50 minutes to achieve their daily word count goal.

Post about nanowrimo in PWA Facebook group

We also supported each other and shared our progress in ProWritingAid’s NaNoWriMo 2021 Facebook group. Congratulations to everyone who won this year’s NaNoWriMo (and to everyone who made any progress with their novel in November).

Best Business Writing Series

Great writing isn’t just for authors. Clear writing and sharing of content is useful in business as well.

We’ve just launched the Better Business Writing series, a set of live events where you’ll learn how to streamline your processes, connect with your customers, and improve how your team works together with better writing.

Catch the first session below.

What new features will ProWritingAid have in 2022?

Edit quickly with our new report

We’ll unveil a new report in 2022 that will make suggestions for reframing sentences to get clearer, more succinct messages.

The meaning and context of the sentences will remain the same, but ProWritingAid will apply the in-depth reading improvements automatically.

Get better grades with our Quotes Report

Worry that you’ll let incorrect quotes slip through your edit when you’re on the deadline? Soon, you won’t have to.

In 2022, you will be able to check the consistency of citation styles, and see corrections based on major style guides such as the APA and MLA guides.

Work together on documents in collaboration

Previously, you had to export your ProWritingAid document before you could share it with someone else. Soon, you’ll be able to send them a link to edit right inside the app.

Collaborative work at ProWritingAid

You can invite anyone with a ProWritingAid account to collaborate on your work. If they do not have an account, they can register for free.

In collaboration mode, you can:

  • Edit simultaneously with other writers
  • See who’s working in the document and their exact pointer locations so you know who’s working and where

Others can edit your work only when you enable collaborative editing – your private documents remain private.

Edit flexibly with more Windows integrations

Your editing software should work wherever you type. In 2022, we will extend our integrations of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Arbortext to include other Windows applications such as Notepad, Scrivener, Slack, and Slite.

You’ll be able to navigate Word documents, emails, Scrivener files, and notes without losing any editing power.

What do you want to see in 2022?

The writers in our society are at the heart of everything we do. So what do you want to see next?

Tell us in the comments – and if you like someone else’s idea you see there, give it a like.

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